Goyder Highway

The Goyder Highway (State route B64) is a west-east link through the Mid North region of South Australia connecting Spencer Gulf to the Riverland. It is part of the most direct road route from Port Augusta (and areas beyond including Eyre Peninsula, Western Australia and the Northern Territory) to much of Victoria and southern New South Wales.

Goyder Highway

Goyder Highway northwest of Morgan
Northwest end
Southeast end
Coordinates
General information
TypeHighway
Length266 km (165 mi)
Route number(s) B64
Former
route number
National Route 64
Major junctions
Northwest end Augusta Highway (National Highway A1)
 
Southeast end Sturt Highway (National Highway A20), Monash
Location(s)
RegionMid North
Major settlementsCrystal Brook, Gulnare, Spalding, Burra, Morgan
Highway system

History

The Goyder Highway is named after George Goyder, a government surveyor who first identified and mapped Goyder's Line which indicates the northern limit of climatic suitability for intensive agriculture in South Australia. Goyder's Line is near the highway from Crystal Brook to past Burra.

Route

The Goyder Highway starts from the Augusta Highway at Crystal Brook running east then southeast. It is briefly coincident with the Horrocks Highway near Gulnare, RM Williams Way near Spalding and the Barrier Highway near Burra.[1] The highway descends from the Mount Lofty Ranges onto the plains of the Murray–Darling basin. It passes the end of the Thiele Highway at Morgan and continues upstream on the north side of the Murray River to meet the Sturt Highway between Barmera and Monash.[2]

Major intersections

LGALocationkm[3]miDestinationsNotes
Port Pirie Regional CouncilCrystal Brook00.0 Augusta Highway (National Highway A1)  Port Augusta, Port WakefieldNorth-western highway terminus
42.5Cross road: eastbound traffic turns right to Cunningham Street, westbound traffic turns left to Eyre Road
4.52.8Venning Road  Snowtown, Port WakefieldCross road: eastbound traffic turns left to Darbon Terrace, westbound traffic turns right to Cunningham Street
Northern Areas CouncilGulnare2918 Horrocks Highway (B82)  Gladstone, QuornTee junction: eastbound traffic turn right onto Horrocks highway/Main North Road
3119 Horrocks Highway (B82)  ClareCross road: eastbound traffic turn left; westbound traffic turn right onto Horrocks Highway/Main North Road
Spalding4729 RM Williams Way (B80)  Jamestown, HawkerCrossroad: eastbound traffic turn right onto RM Williams Way; westbound traffic turn left
5132 RM Williams Way (B80)eastbound turn right onto Main Street to stay on route; westbound turn left
5232 RM Williams Way (B80)cross road: eastbound turn left onto Davies terrace/Goyder Highway; westbound turn right onto Main Street/RM Williams Way
Regional Council of GoyderBurra8653 Barrier Highway (A32)  Hallett, Broken HillTee junction: East bound turn right onto Barrier Highway; westbound turn left
9358 Barrier Highway (A32) AdelaideTee junction: Goyder Highways continues straight
Worlds End11169Worlds End Highway  Robertstown, Eudunda
Mid Murray CouncilMorgan177110 Thiele Highway (B81)  Morgan, EudundaTee junction: eastbound turn left from terminating road; westbound turn right
Stuart187116Cadell Valley Road  Cadell
District Council of Loxton WaikerieTaylorville210130Taylorville Road  Waikerie
Berri Barmera CouncilBarmera253157Morgan Road  Barmera
Monash266165 Sturt Highway (National Highway A20)  Barmera, Adelaide, Monash, RenmarkSouth-eastern highway terminus

References

  1. "Mid North" (PDF) (Map). Rural road maps. Naming of State Rural Roads. Government of South Australia. 16 December 2013. Rack Plan 869. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. "Murray Mallee, Riverland" (PDF) (Map). Rural road maps. Naming of State Rural Roads. Government of South Australia. 16 December 2013. Rack Plan 870. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  3. Google (5 September 2014). "Driving Directions on Goyder highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 September 2014.


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